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FDA Warns Against Using Caffeine Powder

December 16, 2014 - 5:18pm
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urged consumers to avoid using pure caffeine powder, a potent substance linked to the deaths of two young men.

Justice Department Drops Misbranding Case

December 16, 2014 - 5:14pm
The government has dropped a case against a Tennessee couple convicted of using misbranded drugs in their cancer clinics, a rare move that could signal unease in Washington with such prosecutions.

VA Misled Congress on Its Own Audit, Watchdog Report Finds

December 16, 2014 - 4:45pm
The Department of Veterans Affairs provided misleading or false information multiple times about a year-plus review of unresolved patient consultation requests, according to an internal watchdog’s report.

Deadline Lures Millions to HealthCare.gov

December 16, 2014 - 3:03pm
Federal officials said that HealthCare.gov largely held up during a key sign-up deadline despite some stumbles.

Senate Confirms Saldaña as Top Immigration Official

December 16, 2014 - 2:48pm
The U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña to be a top immigration official in the Homeland Security Department.

Teen Who Said He Made Millions on Wall Street Admits to Hoax

December 16, 2014 - 2:12pm
New York Magazine, which ran a story about the 17-year-old high schooler, said it was “duped.”

NYPD Hunts for Seven Suspects After Police Assaulted

December 16, 2014 - 1:27pm
The New York Police Department has identified a seventh suspect from cellphone video that shows two officers being attacked by protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, a law-enforcement official said.

How FDA Approved Hysterectomy Tools It Now Disfavors

December 16, 2014 - 12:45pm
The FDA warns that power morcellators can spread uterine cancer, but it didn’t study the surgical tools’ risk until 18 years after it began approving them for gynecology.

Tennessee Moves to Expand Medicaid

December 16, 2014 - 8:29am
Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday announced a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in a deal aimed at expanding insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of poor Tennesseans.

GOP Governors Push to Reshape Welfare

December 16, 2014 - 8:15am
Several Republican governors are pushing to reshape social-welfare programs with drug testing or other requirements, arguing the new rules better prepare recipients for employment.

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General

December 16, 2014 - 6:51am
The Senate on Monday confirmed Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General, in a 51-43 vote, despite opposition from antigun-control groups concerned about his comments that gun violence is a U.S. public health issue.

Congress Set to Get Lonelier in the Middle

December 16, 2014 - 5:05am
Capital Journal: President Obama and GOP leaders in Congress seem to want to pull their parties together in the middle, but with fewer centrist lawmakers, that could become a lonelier place, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Bush Aides: Vast Team Awaits Word on 2016

December 16, 2014 - 4:46am
Jeb Bush appears closer to a decision on whether to enter the 2016 presidential race than most potential rivals, but he has taken few overt steps to lay the groundwork for a campaign.